Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Information Security Manager was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Information Security Manager
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 743 777 749
Rank change year-on-year +34 -28 +54
Contract jobs requiring an Information Security Manager 143 103 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 70 121
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
10th Percentile £413 £363 £375
90th Percentile £675 £680 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97,664 94,376 100,916
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.92% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,189 61,985 65,717
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,134 2,810 3,301
UK median hourly rate £17.99 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.82% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.44
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

Information Security Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Information Security Manager in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Information Security Manager in the UK

Information Security Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Information Security Manager.

Contractor daily rate trend for Information Security Manager in the UK

Information Security Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Information Security Manager over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Information Security Manager in the UK

Information Security Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Manager.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Information Security Manager in the UK

Information Security Manager
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Information Security Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +13 138 £550 +10.00% 49
London +20 74 £550 +2.33% 27
UK excluding London -4 66 £500 +5.26% 24
South East +6 31 £513 +3.02% 4
North of England -36 12 £500 +33.33% 5
Yorkshire -14 10 £475 +33.33%
Midlands -1 8 £550 - 6
South West -14 7 £470 +13.82% 5
East of England +3 6 £588 +17.50% 2
East Midlands - 6 £550 - 3
North West -21 2 £500 -23.08% 5
West Midlands - 2 £425 - 3
Channel Islands - 2 £525 -

Information Security Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, Information Security Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Information Security Manager in the job title.

1 142 (99.30%) Information Security
2 60 (41.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 56 (39.16%) CISSP
4 45 (31.47%) CISM
5 41 (28.67%) Cybersecurity
6 31 (21.68%) Risk Management
7 29 (20.28%) Finance
8 27 (18.88%) GDPR
9 26 (18.18%) PCI DSS
10 25 (17.48%) Project Management
11 21 (14.69%) Data Protection
12 19 (13.29%) Firewall
12 19 (13.29%) Security Cleared
13 18 (12.59%) Degree
13 18 (12.59%) CISA
13 18 (12.59%) SIEM
14 17 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (11.89%) Penetration Testing
15 15 (10.49%) Information Assurance
16 14 (9.79%) ISMS
17 13 (9.09%) SC Cleared
17 13 (9.09%) CISMP
17 13 (9.09%) Management Information System
17 13 (9.09%) Security Architecture
18 12 (8.39%) Security Management
19 10 (6.99%) Legal
19 10 (6.99%) Service Delivery
20 9 (6.29%) Change Management
20 9 (6.29%) Disaster Recovery
20 9 (6.29%) Retail

Information Security Manager Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (2.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (2.10%) SaaS
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.29%) Firewall
2 7 (4.90%) Network Security
3 5 (3.50%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (1.40%) VPN
5 1 (0.70%) SMS
5 1 (0.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.10%) Power BI
General
1 29 (20.28%) Finance
2 10 (6.99%) Legal
3 9 (6.29%) Retail
4 3 (2.10%) Advertising
4 3 (2.10%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.40%) Banking
5 2 (1.40%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.70%) Private Banking
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.59%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.90%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.90%) Cyberthreat
4 6 (4.20%) Data Protection Act
5 5 (3.50%) Cyber Kill Chain
6 4 (2.80%) Cyber Defence
6 4 (2.80%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.80%) PMI
7 3 (2.10%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.10%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.40%) FMCG
8 2 (1.40%) PKI
8 2 (1.40%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.70%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.70%) Fintech
9 1 (0.70%) Freedom of Information
9 1 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.70%) NHS
9 1 (0.70%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (99.30%) Information Security
2 41 (28.67%) Cybersecurity
3 31 (21.68%) Risk Management
4 25 (17.48%) Project Management
5 21 (14.69%) Data Protection
6 18 (12.59%) SIEM
7 17 (11.89%) Penetration Testing
7 17 (11.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 15 (10.49%) Information Assurance
9 14 (9.79%) ISMS
10 13 (9.09%) Security Architecture
11 12 (8.39%) Security Management
12 10 (6.99%) Service Delivery
13 9 (6.29%) Change Management
13 9 (6.29%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (6.29%) Risk Assessment
14 8 (5.59%) Data Privacy
14 8 (5.59%) Information Security Governance
14 8 (5.59%) Information Security Management
15 7 (4.90%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.70%) C
Qualifications
1 56 (39.16%) CISSP
2 45 (31.47%) CISM
3 19 (13.29%) Security Cleared
4 18 (12.59%) CISA
4 18 (12.59%) Degree
5 13 (9.09%) CISMP
5 13 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 9 (6.29%) CESG Certified Professional
7 6 (4.20%) CRISC
8 5 (3.50%) PMI Certification
8 5 (3.50%) PMP
9 4 (2.80%) SSCP
10 3 (2.10%) CREST Certified
10 3 (2.10%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
11 2 (1.40%) ISSAP
11 2 (1.40%) ISSEP
12 1 (0.70%) CEH
12 1 (0.70%) CGEIT
12 1 (0.70%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (41.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 27 (18.88%) GDPR
3 26 (18.18%) PCI DSS
4 9 (6.29%) Cyber Essentials
4 9 (6.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 4 (2.80%) COBIT
6 3 (2.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (1.40%) PMO
8 1 (0.70%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.70%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.70%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.70%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.70%) PSD2
8 1 (0.70%) RMADS
8 1 (0.70%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 7 (4.90%) Docker
2 5 (3.50%) Firmware
3 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (4.90%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (5.59%) LogRhythm
2 7 (4.90%) Becrypt
2 7 (4.90%) Symantec
3 4 (2.80%) Microsoft
4 3 (2.10%) Varonis
5 2 (1.40%) Progress
5 2 (1.40%) Qualys
6 1 (0.70%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.70%) Cisco
6 1 (0.70%) CyberArk
6 1 (0.70%) Fujitsu
6 1 (0.70%) Splunk
6 1 (0.70%) Twitter
6 1 (0.70%) Virgin Media
6 1 (0.70%) VMware